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Manchester United had a busy summer which included spending over £150million on Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James.

Despite that recent spree, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ed Woodward are already eyeing up a huge winter deal.

According to the Daily Mail, United scouts have been keeping a keen eye on Lyon striker Moussa Dembele.

Dembele has impressed in France since joining from Celtic, after winning six trophies in three seasons in Scotland.

The former Fulham forward has been linked to United to replace Romelu Lukaku, who joined Inter Milan in August, and give their Norwegian boss more options upfront.

Dembele, 23, has scored 20 goals in 37 league appearances in his native country since leaving Celtic Park in 2018, including four in five this season.

If the French youth international is to join United and impress in the second half of the season, he could ease pressure on Solskjaer, who has already been linked to the exit door.

Former Premier League goalkeeper Shaka Hislop has had his say on the matter, and picked out the one boss that should replace the 46-year-old.

“I think the first thing they need to do is replace Woodward with somebody that knows the game and knows the job, and then Solskjaer has to go,” Hislop told ESPN FC.

“I think [Massimiliano] Allegri is as likely a candidate as any to come in and fix things.

“That’s the first two things you need to do.

“I find it really confusing what Manchester United are all about and what you’re hearing coming from the club.

After the result at the weekend there was a statement put out about ‘we are as disappointed about the results as the fans are but rest assured we’re trying to get it right’.

“That was the most unconvincing statement I’d heard from a board, certainly from a club of this magnitude, for quite some time.

“I’m really not sure who the audience was for that ridiculous statement.

“If you’re talking about the culture of the club not being right, I think you have to look at not just what’s happening on the field but also in the boardroom.”

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